Downtown Ramblers (Sweden)

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Downtown Ramblers

Voted #1 EUROPEAN BLUEGRASS BAND 2009:
Downtown Ramblers (Sweden)!

at Europe's premier bluegrass event, the European World of Bluegrass Festival in the Netherlands.

Downtown Ramblers from Göteborg are pleasantly difficult to label: a mixture of bluegrass, folk and country.
The band's debut CD "Downtown Ramblers" features their own strong material only. Eminently performed by Emelie Junsten vocals, Pär Eriksson guitar/vocals, Oskar Reuter mandolin/banjo/vocals, Martin Blomberg dobro/banjo/vocals and Karl Annerhult standup bass. If you have listened to the group Dusty Brown you might recognize the guitar player's name, Pär Eriksson. So far I have missed out on catching them live on stage: I have to be satisfied with "Been so many places" on YouTube.

Their MySpace page recounts: "The Downtown Ramblers was formed somewhere around Christmas 2005. The passion for bluegrass and country music grew so strong in these five young musicians so they had no other option but to start this band and over the last years the passion for this tradition of music has not faded but is still growing stronger."

Links:
www.downtownramblers.com
Guitarist Pär Eriksson's MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/parerikssonguitar